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TIE Boston’s Third Annual Workshop On Global Sourcing

Raj Melville

Now in its third year, the TIE Global Sourcing Workshop has become the premier fall event for outsourcing providers, practitioners and implementers. This year’s workshop will be held at the Behrakis Center, Northeastern University, on Saturday, November 18th from 11 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Initially viewed as a labor arbitrage mechanism that leveraged lower cost technical talent, Outsourcing has quickly outgrown these roots and now supports a broad range of functions and industries. In an increasingly global economy, no company can ignore an appropriately tailored outsourcing approach. Outsourcing can allow a company to quickly refocus resources to respond to changing markets, to optimally blend international talent to respond to economic changes, and to draw on a distributed workforce to address a growing global marketplace.

Two key trends have now emerged – a move to servicing additional vertical industries and a broader palette of value added services.  The workshop agenda addresses these trends by providing a range of panels that highlight what is happening in some of Greater Boston’s major industries including Financial Services, High tech Manufacturing, Biotech and Telecom/ Networking. Attendees can learn from experts in these fields and make better-informed outsourcing decisions.

The Workshop continues to attract world-class keynote and panel speakers. This year TIE Boston is pleased to have Jim Champy, Chairman of Perot Systems Consulting as the opening keynote speaker. In addition to leading Perot Systems’ consulting practice, Mr. Champy is also head of strategy for the company. Mr. Champy is a world-renowned authority on business reengineering and the author of several break through business books from the seminal ‘Reengineering the Corporation’ to his latest book ‘X-Engineering the Corporation, Reinventing your Business for the Digital Age’.

“In a ‘flat world’, work must move freely across both corporate and country borders; highly talented workforces must be released to compete and profit,” said Mr. Champy. “This new environment, facilitated by information technology, will enable innovative business models and opportunities for venture and investment.”

TIE Boston is also honored to have Provost Ahmed Abdelal of Northeastern University to open the workshop and Mike Webb, Chairman of the Board, Mass Biotech Council to give the closing keynote speech.

The TiE Global Sourcing Workshop is jointly produced by Northeastern University and the TiE SSBF (Software and Services Business Forum) and TiE Life Sciences SIG. Corporate support and sponsorship is provided by HCL America, Inc., India’s leading global IT services company.

Registration is $30 for TiE members, $45 for non-members and only $15 for student members. Space is limited, so early registration is advised to avoid a late registration fee.  For a complete agenda, list of all panelists, and to register, go to www.tie-boston.org. Northeastern University alumni and students and TiE Alliance Partner members should call the TiE-Boston office at 781-272-3875 to get the TiE member rate.

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